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Current state of AGRICULTURE in Nigeria

Agriculture in Nigeria has been facing two major challenges over the years, which are; enhancing food production and promoting a sustainable environment. Therefore, for investors to make a profit or living through agriculture, they...

Annual or Daily labour: The cost implications and making the right decision

In the last article, “Current state of AGRICULTURE in Nigeria”, I promised to enlighten the general public, particularly farmers in Nigeria or investors who are planning to venture into agriculture on the types of...

Oil Palm Farming or Processing: Which one has the greatest value?

Today, I will like to share with us some interesting questions. These questions were directed to me by a potential oil palm farmer (An Investor). After developing a comprehensive feasibility report/Business Plan for his...

Harvesting and fermentation of cocoa

The formation and development of the pods take on average 5 to 6 months when the green pods turn yellow and red pods turn orange. Harvesting should be made with a sharp knife making...

Cocoa intercropping and Shade Plants

Cocoa intercropping appears simple and easy because of the term “intercrop”. However, there are many factors to consider before choosing or when choosing a crop to intercrop in cocoa plantations. Farmers intercrop to avoid...

Maintenance of cocoa farms

The maintenance of a cocoa farm is an all-year programme embracing various operations at different periods of the year. If maintenance is correctly and adequately carried out, diseases and weeds will be less of...

How to set up a Cocoa Plantation/Farm

In my previous article, I introduced the basic information you need to know about the agronomy of cocoa and its establishment, but in this article, I will expand the scope by explaining things I...

Varieties of Oil Palm

There are three major varieties of oil palm: dura, pisifera, and tenera. The dura palms have kernels with a thick shell, while the pisifera palms have kernels with no shell. The tenera palm is the...

Guide on Oil Palm processing

The processing of palm oil involves the following steps; reception of fresh fruit bunches from the plantations, sterilizing and threshing of bunches to free the palm fruit, mashing the fruit, and pressing out the...

Guide on how to establish a Watermelon farm

This article is to provide the full guide on how to profitably invest in watermelon. The article was put together using the field and practical experience gathered in the above organization. Step 1. Select a...